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A.T. Kearney

A.T Kearney unveils new rebrand

A.T Kearney unveils new rebrand

CHICAGO — Kearney, the global consulting partnership formerly known as A.T. Kearney, announced earlier this month an all-encompassing rebrand. As part of a comprehensive review of Kearney’s existing brand and value proposition, the firm reached out to clients, firm partners, colleagues, and alumni for their perspectives on what they find distinctive and valuable in Kearney people,

GMDC, A.T. Kearney deliver findings on self care’s transformation of retail

GMDC, A.T. Kearney deliver findings on self care’s transformation of retail

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow, in partnership with global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, has released the results of its first annual 2019 Selfcare Benchmarking Study. The study provides emerging industry insights into how self care — the mindset and lifestyle that inspire consumers to embrace proactive life

A.T. Kearney’s Global Retail Development Index finds shifts in policy

A.T. Kearney’s Global Retail Development Index finds shifts in policy

CHICAGO — Global retailing remains a paradox. Even as social media and ecommerce fuel the evolution of a truly global consumer, retailing in emerging economics continues to be affected by local realities such as Internet connectivity, availability and cost of labor, and government factors ranging from taxation policy and trade wars to armed conflict. These

A.T. Kearney’s new report looks at Gen Z

A.T. Kearney’s new report looks at Gen Z

CHICAGO — Gen Z is more concerned with its mental and physical health than Millennials or Gen X, self-reporting higher stress responses to both the news and social media. And, this heightened anxiety is influencing how they shop, benefiting traditional brick & mortar retailers. Those are some of the conclusions in A.T. Kearney’s new report,

A.T. Kearney report looks at how consumers view retail technology

A.T. Kearney report looks at how consumers view retail technology

CHICAGO — When faced with the existing show-and-tell of emerging retail technologies, U.S. consumers report that they’ve heard the “tell” but have yet to see the “show.” Global management consulting firm, A.T. Kearney has released a study which looks into consumer knowledge and experience of various emerging in-store technologies. Notes Suketu Gandhi, partner in the

CBD: Assessing a nascent market

CBD: Assessing a nascent market

“The readiness is all.” It’s hard to think of an emerging product category where retailers and suppliers have taken Hamlet’s admonition more seriously than CBD. As attitudes about cannabis, hemp and products derived from them have shifted, and the legal and regulatory restrictions around them have started to unravel, many chains and an extensive roster

An introduction to the coming cannabis ‘gold rush’

An introduction to the coming cannabis ‘gold rush’

Editor’s note: This is Part I of an article that ran in the 1/21/19 issue of CDR. As legal cannabis-based products continue to find their way to market, promising to redefine entire categories from health, beauty and wellness to food and beverage in their wake, most chain drug retailers are scrambling to calculate the impact

A.T. Kearney acquires business analytics consultancy Cervello

A.T. Kearney acquires business analytics consultancy Cervello

CHICAGO — A.T. Kearney has acquired Cervello, an elite business analytics and data management consultancy. Operating as Cervello, an A.T. Kearney company, its team of data engineers, data scientists, and developers will work closely with Kearney client service teams worldwide to power client performance improvement and transformation programs with technology consulting, analytics, and data-driven insights.

Study: Consumers are ready to spend this holiday season

Study: Consumers are ready to spend this holiday season

CHIGACO — Holiday shoppers are more than prepared to buy in force this year.  The only question is who will capture their dollars. Three out of four consumers (76%) plan to spend as much or more than they did last year, but, according to A.T. Kearney’s 2018 Holiday Shopping Survey: How Retailers Can Capitalize on

New technologies: opportunities and challenges

New technologies: opportunities and challenges

Editor’s note: The second in a series of seven articles by A.T. Kearney on the trends that are radically transforming the health sector. There is no question that science is rapidly accelerating the health care opportunities we see in the marketplace. Broader genetics capabilities could mean new services and treatments based on genetic makeup that

A.T. Kearney study shows consumers would try a legal cannabis therapeutic product

A.T. Kearney study shows consumers would try a legal cannabis therapeutic product

CHICAGO — Recent research by A.T. Kearney into American and Canadian consumer attitudes toward legalized cannabis revealed that more than three-quarters (76%) would try medicinal cannabis products and about half would try cannabis-enhanced consumer products such as snack foods (55%), nutritional supplements (50%) and cosmetics (43%). While North American attitudes toward marijuana are relaxing almost as

What to do about mounting transportation costs

What to do about mounting transportation costs

The high value of pharmaceutical shipments has traditionally meant that all parties in the chain drug industry were primarily concerned with quality. They needed a reliable, transparent solution. Given that shipping represented a tiny percentage of drug costs, price was a lesser concern. But recently shipping rates have increased sharply. Is there anything the industry

Connecting the dots in payment ecosystem

Connecting the dots in payment ecosystem

We are now more than 20 years into the e-commerce era of retail. As many brick-and-mortar retail sectors have found creative ways to combat the online threat, pharmacy chains too are identifying the most effective solutions. One area that offers an opportunity for improvement is payments. For digitally savvy customers, the checkout experience — the

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